Alerta Verde issued for entire country

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Heavy downpours will continue for the rest of week in the north, central and south Pacific areas of the country, according to the forecast issued by Instituto Meteorológico Nacional.

However, a slight reduction in rain will be perceived Wednesday and Thursday where isolated downpours will take place specially in the afternoon. Wednesday morning will be a sunny one in the Central Valley.

As of Friday, heavy rains are expected to come back and remain the whole weekend, as a tropical wave is passing through the country, the Instituto explains in its forecast.

Due to the strong rain expected, the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias has declared a green alert for the whole country, meaning emergency bodies in municipalities, rescue organizations and citizens should be alert for any possible floods or landslides.

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